Command Sergeant Major Richard Castelveter assumed the duties of Command Sgt. Major of the 99th Regional Support Command on April 15, 2011. Prior to his current duty assignment, CSM Castelveter was the Command Sergeant Major for the 339th Combat Support Hospital in Coraopolis, Pa.
CSM Castelveter began his active duty military career by attending Basic Combat Training in 1982, followed by Advanced Infantry Training and the Basic Airborne Course later that year at Fort Benning, Ga. He began his active-duty career with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C., serving overseas assignments in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, and was deployed as part of Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada, for the Invasion of Grenada in 1983. CSM Castelveter was then assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division in Aschaffenburg, Germany.
In May 1986, CSM Castelveter entered the Army Reserve as a Combat Journalist as a Non-Commissioned Officer with the 354th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in Oakdale, Pa. CSM Castelveter then served as the Chief of Public Affairs for the 99th Regional Readiness Command in Coraopolis, Pa., from July 1997 to June 2004. CSM Castelveter was mobilized in support for Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 99th Regional Readiness Command as the Senior NCO for Operation and Training July 2004, and ended the tour with promotion to Command Sergeant Major in February 2008. He then spent the next three years as the 339th Combat Support Hospital Command Sergeant Major before taking his current assignment with the 99th RSC.
CSM Castelveter has completed the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, National Defense University, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, Department of Defense Protocol School, Advanced and Basic Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Courses, Forces Command Front Line Retention Leadership Program, USAEUR-M2 Bradley Training, Arabic Language (Phase I), and more than a dozen print and broadcast Public Affairs courses.
His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with One Bronze Oak Leaf, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Multinational Forces and Observers Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge,
and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge.